Archive for the 'decorating online' Category
Wednesday, May 8th, 2013
Few home improvement projects can have the type of major impact a solid, well-planned interior design scheme can. The critical part of developing such a plan is having the sort of in-dept knowledge of the topic necessary to make your complete vision a reality. Take the concepts and guidance in the article below to heart, and you will soon be designing interior spaces that are the envy of the neighborhood.
Look at the furniture and custom window treatments you have on your home and find a combination of colors and furniture that fits well together. You want to have furniture colors that compliment each other, as well as the colors around your home. Avoid picking colors that aren’t related, because this can look like you don’t know style.
Figure out what mood you’re trying to set and use that as the basis for your color choices. If you want it to be relaxing or calming, consider using light and cool colors like blues and greens. Your color choices and your choice of furniture should all be based on what you’re trying to accomplish with the look and feel of the room.
One of the easiest steps in interior design involves painting a room. Paint gives a room a fresh look, and it can completely change the feeling in the space. Paint allows you to put a dash of your individual style in the space, and it is an inexpensive way to begin redesigning your home.
Picking the right colors is essential for every design project. You can find advice on what colors you should never combine online and in decorating magazines if you are not sure. You should also be wary of using a lot of bold colors in a single room.
If you are decorating a smaller room or space, try to incorporate mirrors into your design. Mirrors create the illusion of larger space, and add depth and beauty to the room’s design as well. Interesting, unique frames can also enhance the decor of the space, turning a mirror into a work of art.
Interior design has the ability to utterly transform the mundane and turn it into something that is visually stunning and eminently functional. In order to accomplish this feat, every budding designer must take the time to educate themselves properly on the subject. With any luck, the ideas and tips in the piece above have provided just the sort of foundation you need to get started.
Sunday, April 7th, 2013
Custom Drapes and Curtains
Decorating you home can be a challenge. That is why we recommend taking on one or two rooms at a time. We always recommend starting with a fabric you love and then you can decide on which style custom drapes and curtains you would like to have made. Ordering custom drapes and curtains online has never been easier. We offer free samples so you can see what the fabric looks like in your own home. It is always a good idea to touch and feel the fabric to make sure you are ordering the right texture fabric as well as the right color fabric. When searching for a solid color, we would recommend order a bunch of different free fabric samples so that you make sure you get the perfect shade. Once you have your fabric in mind, simply return to the site at www.fabricworkroom.com and start looking for a product you would like. Once you click on the product for example, pinch pleat drape, you can add your fabric and your sizes. It is so fun to see the automatic price that is calculated right before your eyes. Once it is priced simply add it to your cart and checkout. You can then wait 7-12 days to receive your beautiful custom made drapes and curtains.
Sunday, April 7th, 2013
Living in your house may have become boring to you, just because it looks the same. Fear not! You can always do a little interior design and freshen up your house. Just by making little changes, you can see a huge effect. Here are some great interior design tips to think about.
Use many levels of lighting. By utilizing lighting in your design you can accomplish multiple looks in one room. An overhead light is typically necessary, but try installing a dimmer switch so you can vary the level and create ambiance in the evening. Install accent lighting to bring focus to art pieces. Task lighting is also important for reading nooks or kitchen prep areas. Multi-level lighting will allow you to create many vibes with one design.
When considering an interior-design project you should think about starting in the most popular room of the house. Interior design can be both a lot of work and cost a lot as well. If you want to get the most out of your work and money, you should decorate the room that you will enjoy the most first.
What is the function of the room you are planning to decorate? While you are planning the project, it is important to think about what the room will be used for. How many people will be using this room? For instance, if you are designing a family room, you will need quite a bit of seating.
Start with a fresh coat of paint. Paint is inexpensive and can make a big change to a room in just a few hours. Go to your local home store and get swatches. Then, come home and imagine what each swatch would look like, and how it would blend with the furniture and other rooms in your home. Choose one and see how different your room looks!
If you are buying antique furniture and want to add some flair you can always buy modern handles and hardware for it. You will have a nicely built piece of furniture, and it will look modern to add a new touch to a room. There are many different types of hardware available to suit any style.
Single width Decorative Curtains can be added to windows inexpensively. You can customize the length and pick from thousands of beautiful fabrics. There is nothing that can make such a dramatic change to a room design.
By taking on one of the ideas in this article, you can make your home look more exciting, and you can be more comfortable. Just try out the tips here, and you will see which you like. A better looking home may be just what you need, and now that you have read this article you can get it.
Saturday, December 29th, 2012
One of our best selling curtains or curtain style drapes is our Pleated Curtains. Pleated curtains are the same as French pleat curtains or french pleat Drapes. There are a few different styles of pleated curtains. Our best seller is our traditional pinch pleated curtain. The pinch pleat is a three – finger pleated curtain. What this means is that the header of the curtain is fanned or pleated 3 times and pinched at the bottom to give you a fan look. We also offer a single pinch pleat drape and a double pinch pleat curtain. The difference of these two style window treatments is that the pleat would have only 1 pleat or 2 pleats versus 3 pleats. The most formal and traditional style is the standard is the three finger pinch pleat curtain.
The next style which is a more modern updated look is the inverted pleat curtain. This style is also a pleated curtain however the pleats are pinched at the top so you do not get the fan look at the top of the header. Instead you would have the pleats at the bottom. The advantage to the inverted pinch pleat curtain is that is will create a more full look and less formal. The look is more relaxed since the pleats are started from the very top of the header.
Both styles above will have buckram at the top of the header. Buckram in the header serves as a stiffener at the top of your curtain. The Buckram is essential to secure the drapery pins. There is one style pleated drape called the fan pleat curtain that does not have buckram at the top. Without buckram you will have a more relaxed look as opposed to the french pleat that is much more formal.
All pleated draperies are very beautiful and are custom made to order. Having a custom made drapery in your home will add value and beauty for years to come. For more ideas on custom window treatments, please contact us for design help. www.fabricworkroom.com
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Wednesday, December 26th, 2012
Adding texture to your room is easy with velvet curtains giving your room a soft look. However not all velvet curtains are the same. By adding tassel fringe or drapery trim to your velvet curtains you will make them look very formal. The picture here is more contemporary if you are looking for modern decorating or contemporary curtains. You can change the look of the room purely by the style and color of curtains you select. For example, if you are going for a traditional style in your living room, you may select a gold velvet with tassel trim. The drape or curtain style best suited for traditional curtains would be a pinch pleat drape or french pleat drape. If you want a more contemporary look for your living room, we would recommend a grommet curtain or grommet drape. The color velvet you select for you window treatments has a lot to do with the look and feel as well. For more modern, you may want to look at ivory velvet fabric or even purple velvet fabric. This is going to give your room a more contemporary modern look. We have 10 glorious velvet colors to select from. Get free swatches in our Marcy Velvet fabric for the most luxurious velvet curtains.
When decorating an picking out fabrics for custom window treatments, pillows, valances, drapes and custom bedding there are a couple of rules to follow. If you want a more contemporary style, you should pick one color and select different shades. For example, you may want to select cream color curtains, a cream couch and a stark white carpet. You accent pillows could also be shades of bone, cream and off white and typically one pop color or geometric print to stand out. If you want a more traditional style, you would select a fabric with a floral, damask or scroll pattern and then select a few different solids to play off that print, include a stripe fabric and/or a plaid fabric. Traditional decorating is generally more busy and modern would be more monochromatic and streamlined.
For more information or help selecting fabrics for you decorating needs, please contact us at www.fabricworkroom.com
Monday, October 1st, 2012
One of the most common questions that people ask us is “how long should my curtains be?” The curtain length is very important and one of the most important factors when doing custom made drapes to order. You can purchase ready made drapes at 78 or 96″ long but what if you need 90.5″ exact? This is when people turn to us and have their drapes and curtains custom made. If you are going to do the research and pay the money to get them perfect, you my as well get them perfect.
We have very detailed measuring guidelines for you to figure out your curtain length. The best was to measure for your curtain length is to do it without having the rod up and then order your curtains. This will give you a little bit of wiggle room. If you do happen to have your curtain rods or curtain hardware already up, then your measuring from the top of the rod most likely. It really depends upon the product that you are ordering so always call us to ask and double check. We have customer service reps that can walk you through measuring for your custom drapes.
In this picture we are showing drapes with sheer curtains. The sheer curtains are usually 1/2 shorter than the decorative drapery. Most of the time these are hanging on a double rod, however you can put the sheers on a separate rod behind the drapery rod. Just make sure you account for the shorter length when putting sheer curtains under your curtains.
Sunday, July 1st, 2012
Finding the perfect curtain or drape for you new home can be a challenge. There are certainly a lot of choices out there and turning to the internet for research and pictures are a really great start. Whether you are looking for privacy or decorative curtains or drapes to make your home more beautiful, it is always best to go with a custom curtain. Custom window treatments not only make you home look nicer, but add value to your home when you go to sell. You can have custom window treatments made in a simple drape panel or as elaborate as the picture shown here with swags and pelmets.
Whatever your budget is, shopping for window treatments online will save you time and money as well as give you the largest selection out there.
Monday, June 25th, 2012
Buying Drapes and curtains online saves you time and money. It is simple and very rewarding. At fabricworkroom.com we make it as simple as 1-2-3. First you should have an idea as to what product you would like in your home. Then you can browse our selection of fabrics and hit “free sample”. Once you have your fabric sample at home, you can log back on to our store and enter the sizes that you will need for your custom window treatment. There are no hidden costs ever. You will know exactly what your price is on the spot. Your beautiful custom window treatment will be sent to you in a few weeks ready to hang. Whether you are looking for curtains online, roman shades, valances, fabric cornices or more..shopping online can save you a lot of time and money.
Wednesday, August 25th, 2010
To calculate the total length of your table runner, measure your table from end to end. F or your Table Runner measuring follow these simple steps.
#1. Decide on how much drop you desire (6″ drop on each side is common). Add the table length plus the desired drop multiplied by 2 to get the total length. If you table was 48″ long, your calculation using a 6″ drop is: (48″+6″+6″=60″ total length)
Monday, March 15th, 2010
Now that HGTV’ Destination Design has aired, it is great to see how our window treatments helped to transform some of the rooms. With only 2 episodes shown to date, the rooms have been beautifully designed by designer Taniya Nayak inspired by the homeowner’s travels. The first episode the couple traveled to Turks and Caicos and was attracted to the vibrant colors of the sea and beautiful shells and sails. They returned to a home full of color and gorgeous decor with all the fabulous HGTV Design ideas. The window treatment drapery panels and sheer curtains were reminiscent of the Caribbean. We were so happy to see the textured drapes and sheer drapes incorporating in the rooms. The fabrics were a perfect match and the show’s featured couple was ecstatic.
In the 2nd episode the homeowner traveled to Austin, Texas and was inspired by the color of a local berry plant. Taniya’s vision for this room was an Austin Cavern Berry Living Room. The walls were painted a light tone of purple and the deep purple back tab drapery panels were a perfect accent on the windows. She added 2 pillows against the white couch in the “pop” deep berry color. Such an array of fabrics, textures and colors truly made both rooms remarkable.
Stay tuned for upcoming episodes on Saturdays at 1:30 pm. A show not to be missed!